LPM Online

March 27, 2007

  1. Upcoming Events

    March 28, 2007 - 7:30 PM
    Libertarian Party of Oakland County meeting. Visitors are welcome. Optional dinner starting at 6:30. Meeting at 7:30.
    Location: Sila's Restaurant, 4033 Twelve Mile, 2 blocks east of Greenfield, in Berkley.
    Contact: Adam Goodman Phone: 248-765-3213 Email: goodman582@hotmail.com

    April 01, 2007 - 11:00 AM
    NEW DATE: State LPM 2007 Organizational Leadership Conference. Held in conjunction with LEC meeting. Activists and affiliate officers should arrive with suggestions and concerns at 11:00 AM. LEC Meeting at 1:00 PM.
    Location: LPM HQ. 2722 E. Michigan, Lansing MI. Use the entrance in back of the Xango Juice Company.
    Contact: James Hudler Phone: 888-Free-Now Email: aguli@provide.net

    April 01, 2007 - 1:00 PM
    LEC Meeting. 2722 East Michigan Ave., Lansing. Just west of US-127, Michigan Ave. exit. Park and enter in back. Xango juice company is in the front.
    Location: Libertarian Party of Michigan Headquarters
    Contact: Scotty Boman Phone: 313-247-2052 Email: scottyeducation@yahoo.com

    April 10, 2007 - 7:30 PM
    Capital Area Libertarian Party monthly meeting. Planning for spring open house. Bring your own snacks and beverages.
    Location: LPM Lansing office at 2722 E Michigan Ave., Lansing, lower level, Suite 22
    Contact: Will Tyler White Phone: 517 349-3806 Email: whitewi5@msu.edu

    April 18, 2007 - 6:00 PM
    This will be a great place to ask questions or just sound off about libertarianism in particular of politics in general. The meeting is open to the public and we are always happy to see new faces.
    Location: The Libertarian Party of Southwest Michigan will hold it's regular monthly meeting at 6:00 pm Wednesday (Yes, Wednesday) April 18 at the International House of Pancakes, 1981 Pipestone, in Benton Harbor, about 100 yards, northwest of I-94 Exit 29.
    Contact: Bill Bradley Phone: (269) 637-4525 Email: wbradley@i2k.com

    April 18, 2007 - 6:00 PM
    We are always happy to see new faces. Hope to see you there.
    Location: LPSWM (Libertarian Party of Southwest Michigan)will be meeting at the IHOP, 1981 Pipestone Rd., in Benton Harber, just 100 yards west of I-94.
    Contact: Bill Bradley Phone: 269 637-4525 Email: wbradley@i2k.com

    May 05, 2007 - 00:00 AM
    The 2007 State Convention. Registration for the convention will be free! There will be a banquet to follow in the evening (keynote speaker not yet confirmed)and a social event on Friday at the West Michigan Whitecaps baseball game. Details to follow. For details visit http://www.lpwm.org/stateconvention or register online at: https://128bit.clickandpledge.com/default.aspx?ID=13742&cid=US&a
    Location: Grand Rapids Airport Hilton. Kentwood, Michigan.
    Contact: Eric Larson Phone: 888-Free-Now Email: ellarson0@comcast.net

    For more events, see the online calendar at:

  2. Leadership Conference To Precede LEC Meeting This Sunday — by Scotty Boman

    For the convenience of all concerned, the 2007 leadership conference will be held on Sunday April first at the headquarters in Lansing. It will be held in conjunction with the regular LEC meeting which is commonly held on the first Sunday of every other month.

    Activists, candidates, and affiliate officers are welcome to arrive at 11:00 AM to share their ideas concerns and suggestions with the LEC. The LEC is interested in ideas on how to improve the effectiveness of this party, and how the state organization can best help affiliates and individuals to make this happen.

    Unlike last year, this will not be a pre-election season training seminar, or information session, rather it will be a chance to network and work out a plan to improve this party.

    This year we are asking affiliate leaders and other party activists to arrive with specific concerns and ideas. This is an excellent time for the membership of this party to develop ways for us to work smarter, not harder.

    To last and grow, an organization must have a structure that can survive significant changes in membership and leadership. We are individualists, but the needs of the members should not be loaded on to the shoulders of any one individual.

    The regular LEC meeting is scheduled to start at 1PM, but those attending for the leadership conference are encouraged to stay and share their ideas with one another over lunch.

    The Headquarters has a New Location:
    2272 East Michigan Ave., Lansing. Just west of US-127, Michigan Ave. exit. Park and enter in back. Xango juice company is in the front.
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  3. Register online for the 2007 LPM Convention! — by Scotty Boman

    Registration forms and information pertaining to the 2007 Libertarian Party of Michigan Convention are available at:


    This is on the Libertarian Party of West Michigan's Web page. The LPWM has been gracious enough to host this important annual gathering. The convention is on May 5th but there are discounts for people to register by April 16th.

    Register and renew membership directly online at:


    Please remind your fellow Libertarians of this event; many people don't read LPM online thoroughly and may over-look this announcement.

    Important information for would-be delegates: "A person who has never been a member of the Libertarian Party of Michigan must become a member at least 30 days prior to a State convention before being allowed to vote at that convention."
    -LPM Bylaws-

    If you recently joined the national organization, you may not yet be an LPM member. So make sure to join the Michigan Party too. Dues must be current at the time of the convention to vote there.
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  4. Monday Marks 25th Anniversary of Vietnam Veterans Memorial — by Scotty Boman

    This Monday was the 25th Anniversary of the Vietnam Veteran's Memorial. It was commemorated with a ceremony, Native American Blessing, and panel discussion.

    Speakers included: Sen. John Warner, Former Sen. Charles Mathias (R-Md.), Brig. Gen. George B. Price, Sen. Chuck Hagel , and Jan Scruggs, founder and president, Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund.

    As a Libertarian, I was inspired to learn that the memorial was 100% privately funded. Americans can pull together to pay for projects such as these, without depending on government support.

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  5. A Message From Christine Smith for President — by Christine Smith

    [Note from the Chair: All Libertarian Presidential Candidates are welcome to submit articles.]


    I invite Michigan Libertarians to listen to the recent 30-minute interview with me on Angela Keaton's Liberated Space Radio Show. The March 1, 2007 interview is archived at


    I also invite you to listen to the WNYU-New York interview (approx. 5-10 minutes) archived at http://www.wnyu.org/archives Click the Thursday, Feb. 22 "Feature" archive.

    Michigan Libertarians may read about me at my campaign website: http://www.LibertarianForPresident.com

    I have received numerous invitations to Libertarian state conventions and other events nationwide. I have already attended or will be attending the San Diego LP Convention, the Oregon LP Convention, the New Mexico LP Convention, the California (in San Ramon) LP Convention, and others across the country are now being planned.

    MICHIGAN LP TRIP FUNDRAISER: The Michigan LP Convention sounds very interesting as I would welcome having the opportunity to meet all of you. However, due to our limited campaign budget, the expense of trips we've already planned, and recent campaign advertising costs, I need to raise a nominal $600 in order for me to commit to attending the Michigan LP Convention. ($600 is just a nominal amount, but it will help defray the travel expense for myself and a campaign assistant.)

    Those wishing to help make my campaign trip to Michigan possible should designate their contribution for the Michigan trip.

    If for any reason I am unable to attend (or if the $600 isn't raised), all contributions which were made for the Michigan trip will be promptly refunded. Again, contributors should clearly state that their contribution is for the Michigan trip.

    Want to help? Visit http://www.libertarianforpresident.com/id7.html for complete details on how to contribute. With just a little help from you, I'll be able to accept the invitation to participate in your state convention in May.

    Thank you,
    Christine Smith
    Paid for by Christine Smith for President
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